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2 oz. Pure Silver Coloured Coin - Fancy Dance - Mintage: 3,500 (2019)

2 oz. Pure Silver Coloured Coin - Fancy Dance - Mintage: 3,500 (2019)

$189.95 CAD
Mintage: 3,500
STATUS:
Canada and US only

BEAUTIFUL! Your coin celebrates today's powwow as a cherished cultural custom! Order today!

It is at once dazzling and colourful, energetic and fast-paced! A spectator favourite at many competitive gatherings, the Fancy Dance is one of the more recent additions to powwow dance categories. A fancy dancer must possess athleticism and stamina to perform this freestyle dance, which may include spins, twirls, or even flips, all while staying in time with the drumbeats and chants. Fancy Dance regalia are elaborate and unique—every element is a deeply personal expression of one's lineage, heritage, and/or personal journey. Typically, a fancy dancer wears colour-coordinated feather bustles: one behind the shoulders and another behind the hips, along with arm cuffs. A breastplate made from hair-pipe (bone) beads may be worn over the beaded bodice. The dancer's moccasins may also be topped with bells that ring out with every spirited step, while the swaying feathers of the hair roach accentuate the physicality of it all. The purposeful movements of a powwow dancer stir the soul as they move to the rhythmic beat of the drum. Within the circle, complex footwork and acrobatic feats entertain and tell a story—for every symbolic gesture is a shared heartbeat reaching out, connecting with every observer, in a powerful expression of identity, spirituality, and heritage.

Celebrate today's powwow as a cherished cultural custom with this stunning 2 oz. pure silver coin! Order today!

Special features:
  • ALL THE COLOUR AND PAGEANTRY! Your coin colourfully conveys a whirlwind of movement while paying tribute to powwow dances as a beautiful and cherished custom. Whether performing Northern Traditional or any other styles, Indigenous dancers enrich not only their own communities but also our entire nation, through a cultural practice that has become elemental to the story of Canada.
  • MIX OF COLOUR AND ENGRAVING! The fancy dancer dominates your coin's design that is brimming with energy, thanks to the artful blend of colour and engraving.
  • PAINTED PICTURE! An application of paint over the engraving re-creates the dazzling colours, feathers and intricate beadwork that characterize a fancy dancer's elaborate costume.
  • SERIALIZED CERTIFICATE! Your coin includes a serialized certificate!
  • TWO OUNCES PURE SILVER! Your coin is crafted from two ounces of 99.99% pure silver.
  • GST/HST EXEMPT! Your coin is GST/HST exempt.

Design:

Designed by Kahniakehaka artist Garrison Garrow, your coin captures the fast-paced energy of a modern powwow dance style: the Fancy Dance. A fancy dancer dominates your coin's design, where finely detailed engraving adds a sense of fast-paced movement while an application of colour highlights the intricate nature of the regalia. From the Thunderbird of the Plains peoples to the Iroquois design on the apron, the assemblage of motifs, textures and traditional elements (including the sacred eagle feathers) holds special meaning and speaks to the powwow's importance as a vibrant, cross-cultural exchange. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

Did you know…

  • The Fancy Dance originated in the United States—specifically, Oklahoma—during the early 20th century, when it was performed for entertainment purposes. It gradually caught on in other regions, and has since become one of the most popular dance categories at today's competitive powwows, where dancers are judged for their dancing abilities and their regalia.
  • A fancy dancer's hair roach may include eagle feathers, just like the bustles; but if one such feather should fall, the dancing is stopped and a special ceremony is held to retrieve this sacred object.
  • Colours also carry special meaning: black is associated with death, the underworld or the night; blue can represent a female, the sky, sadness, thunder or lightning. Green is the colour of the earth and plant life, of summers and rain. Red is the colour of blood and war, sunsets or thunder. White is associated with winter and snow, while yellow means sunshine and day.

Packaging:
Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell with a black beauty box.

Order today!

Reviews

Beautiful and Colorful Coin

4

It is a beautiful coin that would have looked as magnificent as the image on the website if it were 65.25 mm diameter in size.

Occasional Collector

California

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Detail and colour amazing

5

To include in a collection along with an article printed in the Halifax Herald about the designer (native canadian) from N.B.

R Blue

Nova Scotia

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Amazing Coin

5

This coin is simply gorgeous! I was quite impressed when I saw it in person. It was larger than I imagined and the colour and detail is spectacular. I am more than pleased and believe the recipient will be thrilled.

Happy Go Lucky

Windsor, ON

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YES I WOULD BUY IT AGAIN

5

PART OF MY COLLECTION. REPRESENTS MY CULTURE

JUNE BUG

CALLANDER ONTARIO CANADA

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Nice addition to my personal coin collection

4

The detail & colour of the coin are excellent.

Collector

Westport, On

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Beautiful Coin

5

It made a beautiful collector gift.

Jnatam

Chicago

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I would purchase again.

4

Display only.

Nikki

Toronto

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A truly beautiful coin

5

Stunning colours and design, a very unique coin.

Polly

Edmonton, Ab

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This is one gorgeous coin!

5

I have a small collection that I view often in amazement of the talent needed to produce these works of art.

Chrisko

Montreal Quebec

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Fancy dance: beautiful coin

5

Great addition to any collection.

Mikekiz

London On

168731en

4.9 26

100.0

Can I buy the Fancy Dance coin at the Mint in Ottawa?

Dancer1979

Hello and thank you for asking. They do have a few but we cannot guarantee they will still be there when you go in.

Chantal

When was the actual release date for item number 168731 2 oz pow wow coin i'm trying to be eligible for the 30 day first release status for grading the coin. it has to be mailed by within the first 30 days of release date. thank you

yacov

Hello and thank you for asking. The 2019 $30 Fine Silver Coin - Fancy Dance was launched October 2, 2018.

Chantal

There is no way that the diameter of this coin is 50 mm

Picardm54@gmail.com

Hello and thank you for inquiring. This coin does measure 50mm.

Chantal

I'm trying to order the coin with the Mens Fancy Grass dancer and it won't let me why?

Fancy Dancer

Hello and thank you for asking. If you are having difficulties placing the order, please call our Customer Solution Centre at 1-800-267-1871. A representative will be pleased to assist you.

Chantal

I would like to order the fancy dance coin

PETER

Hello Peter. The coin is available online or by calling our Customer Solution Centre at 1-800-267-1871.

Chantal

When can the Fancy Dancer coins be purchased?

Basso

Hello and thank you for asking. The coin is available for purchase either online or by calling our Customer Solution Centre at 1-800-268-6468.

Chantal

Specifications

  • No.168731
  • Mintage3,500
  • Composition99.99% pure silver
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 62.69
  • Diameter (mm) 50
  • Edgeserrated
  • Certificateserialized
  • Face value30 dollars
  • ArtistGarrison Garrow (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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